On Saturday 11 October 2014 Dave Bishop will be presenting a half-day course on “A Beginner’s Guide to Bird Identification”.  Dave is extremely well-known for his informative courses and outings, as well as a public speaker of note.  He is planning a lengthy trip away from the beginning of next year, so this is an opportunity to either improve your birding skills, or for those just starting out to get an excellent grounding with one of the top birders in the club. Bird Guide books will be available for sale at the workshop from the club shop.

Please distribute this information widely especially amongst people who will benefit from such a course.

On Sunday 12 October there will be a visit to Shongweni Dam (NB entrance fee by credit card – no cash) at 06h30.  This gives you an opportunity to try out your new skills in IDing the birds.  We will finish at 10h00 and end with a bring your own breakfast at the picnic site.

Venue :                   Paradise Valley Nature Reserve Conference Centre, Pinetown.

Directions :              From M13 westbound, take the Stapleton Road/New Germany turn-off.  (Exit 16).  Keep left into Eden Road.  Follow Eden Road past the Blood Bank, turn right into Oxford Road.  The reserve is at the end of the road.

Time:                     08h30 – registration.

09h00 – workshop begins

13h00 – workshop ends

Entrance fee :          R80 per BirdLife member;  R100 per non-member.

Materials :               Writing pad and pen or pencil, binoculars for afterwards. Brief notes will be provided but it is recommended that you use a guide book as well.

Tea, coffee and refreshments will be available on arrival and mid-morning.  If you would like to stay for lunch afterwards, do please bring your own picnic baskets.

Saturday 11 October

Bookings :  Lesley Frescura or 083 231 3408

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